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Read the book, not just the cover

Updated: May 18, 2011, 4:10 PM ET
By Mark Lewis | ESPN HoopGurlz

Both a recruiting relationship and a romantic one most often begin with first impressions. But can you imagine letting someone's looks be enough of a reason to propose marriage?

Unfortunately, that happens all too often in recruiting as coaches throw out scholarship offers to an athlete they've only observe play. They don't know the player's character, academic background or family. They've had no conversations with anyone other than a club or high-school coach, yet recruiters are ...

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